A Spicy Holiday Giveaway

We decided that is it time to spice things up a bit around here. Fortunately, the wonderful people over at Spices Inc have offered to help!  Greg, from Spices Inc has generously given Adam and I the opportunity to giveaway not one but three of their fabulous spice sets! How great would it be to move into 2010 with a brand new selection of spices in your pantry?

How to Enter

All you have to do is comment on this post with a response to the following question:

What is your New Year’s resolution for the kitchen in 2010?

Is there a recipe you want to try or a cooking technique you want to master? Have you always been scared to eat an oyster or try sushi? Maybe you have always wanted to start your very own food and cooking blog…or maybe you are like Julie Powell from Julie and Julia and you decide to overcome your fears and face cooking a live lobster… whatever it is, let us know and you are immediately entered to win one of the following spice sets!

This Giveaway is now closed.

Winners will be chosen at random using RANDOM.org.  The comment associated with the first number to be randomly generated will receive the grand prize, the second will receive the second place prize and the third will, you guessed it receive the third place prize.

Grand Prize Winner

The Top 25 Spices Every Kitchen Must Have Spice Set

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The team at Spices Inc put their heads together to come up with what is, in their opinion the top 25 spices everyone should have in their kitchen.  The set includes:

Ground Jamaican Allspice, Sweet Basil, Bay Leaves, Malabar Black Peppercorns, Cayenne Pepper-Medium Heat, Hill County Chili Powder, Korintje Cinnamon Powder, Ground Cloves, Coriander Seed Powder, Ground Cumin, Madras Curry, Organic Dill Weed, Fennel Seed, Garlic Powder, Ginger Powder, Marjoram Leaf, Yellow Mustard Seed Powder, Nutmeg Powder, Onion Powder, Mediterranean Oregano, Sweet Spanish Paprika, Rosemary Leaf, Sage, Turmeric Powder, Vanilla Extract

Second Prize Winner

Little Mexico Spice Set

Little Mexico Spice SetThe set includes:

Taco Seasoning, Mexican Seasoning, Manzanillo Mexican Seasoning, Red Pepper Flakes, Chipotle Powder, Coriander Seed Powder

Third Prize Winner

Italian Festival Spice Set

ItalianThis set includes:

Mediterranean Oregano, Sweet Basil, Tomato Powder, Italian Seasoning

** All the spices included in this giveaway from Spices Inc are in 1/2 cup jars (except the Vanilla Extract which is a 4 oz jar) and have been sealed, weighed and dated.

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24 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Cami Geisman January 12, 2010, 12:07 pm

    I resolve to finally start my own food blog!

  • Rudi January 4, 2010, 1:38 pm

    I’d resolve to cook at least one recipe I’ve never cooked before from every cookbook I own.

  • sprite January 4, 2010, 1:33 pm

    I have two food-related resolutions:

    My first goal is to try at least one new recipe a month from the cookbooks in my collection. They’ve gotten a bit dusty over the years as the internet offers so many great, free resources, so either I need to start using them again or send them off to people who will!

    The second is to be better about bringing lunches from home. Hopefully the first goal will generate large quantities of tasty dishes that lend themselves well to microwave/toaster reheating…

  • Roberta Boyle January 4, 2010, 12:44 pm

    My resolution for the new year is to learn to how to cook Indian food!

  • Cathy January 4, 2010, 12:20 pm

    I resolve to eat better on a tight budget.

  • Jenni January 4, 2010, 10:02 am

    My new years resolution for the kitchen is to learn how to make a pie.

  • Meredith January 4, 2010, 9:37 am

    to cook a turkey!! Happy spicy new year!!

  • Timbo December 22, 2009, 6:50 am

    My new years resolution is to expand my culinary appetite and cooking skills to the Far East, where I might be able to master and enjoy adequately prepared chinese, japanese and korean meals 😀

  • Gabe December 21, 2009, 9:56 pm

    My goal in the upcoming year is to take time to make real food–not frozen meals, not fast food–as inspired by the slow food movement. Forty and fifty-hour work weeks can’t be my reasoning for not taking time to learn new methods in the kitchen and eat well with the future wife I love so much. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Wendi December 21, 2009, 10:16 am

    My resolution is to conquer my fear of yeast and finally bake bread that is not an embarrassment.

    Since I was lucky enough to be a winner in your last give away, please don’t count my comment in the contest entries. Someone else should have a chance to win some Inspired Taste goodies but I did want to share my 2010 kitchen goals.

    Happy holidays y’all.

  • Steven December 21, 2009, 9:08 am

    Great idea for a GiveAway!
    My 2010 Kitchen resolution shall be to try ONE new never-before tried ingredient per week throughout all of 2010—52 new ingredients, omg!!

  • Michael December 19, 2009, 8:30 pm

    My News Years Cooking Resolution is to learn (and master) several different non-tomato-based sauces (like cheese sauces used as a topping for veggies or pastas)!

  • Danieal December 18, 2009, 5:00 pm

    What is your New Year’s resolution for the kitchen in 2010?

    My kitchen resolution for 2010 is start cooking with real products, get out all the artificial stuff made in a lab.


  • Pat December 17, 2009, 11:11 pm

    My resolution for 2010 is to boldly go in a culinary direction I’ve never been before. To try different cuisines and take on new taste sensations!

  • Ben December 17, 2009, 7:37 pm

    Those are some great prizes! My New Year’s resolution for the kitchen is fixing it. It needs painted and new floors and I have to do it this coming year 🙂

  • Sarah December 17, 2009, 5:24 pm

    My New Year’s Kitchen Resolution: Try one new recipe a week to get out of my cooking rut.

  • Jessica December 17, 2009, 5:17 pm

    As the mom-figure in a newly combined family (I have one child, he has three), it has become more and more important to me to have healthy, home-cooked meals as often as possible. My kitchen resolution for 2010 is to have dinner together at the table during the weeknights, with all meals being somewhat healthy (read: no chicken nuggets!) and kid friendly.

  • danielle December 17, 2009, 5:00 pm

    I only recently started cooking (my boyfriend has been the one who cooked almost 95% of the time before) and your website has been very inspirational! My New Year’s Resolution is to perfect puff pastry. I’ll be trying it for the first time this weekend! These spices would be great for out kitchen because I’ve always wanted to try cumin!

  • Suzanne December 17, 2009, 4:53 pm

    My simple resolution would be to try at least 1 recipe per cookbook I own already.. I seem to be always distracted by all my browsing of the internet!

  • Erin December 17, 2009, 4:21 pm

    I plan to learn to cook chicken breasts properly. They should be the easiest thing in the world, but I always undercook mine and then have to put them back in the pan.

  • Lee December 17, 2009, 3:59 pm

    I am actually going to write down the ingredients and directions for good recipes I make so we can enjoy them again. I am also going to pay more attention to plating the food and to table settings. You really are getting people inspired…

  • Renee J December 17, 2009, 1:19 pm

    What a great giveaway! My resolution for the kitchen in 2010 is to cook one new dish a week. We always get a few new cookbooks as gifts each year and we read them cover to cover, imagining how the recipes come alive on the plate, salivating over the photos – this year I want to pull out one recipe a week and make it.

  • carolyn~ December 17, 2009, 12:45 pm

    For 2010 I would like master baking bread

  • Melanie Sand December 17, 2009, 11:47 am

    I am going to bake something new each month in 2010. Thanks for the opportunity!


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